Dr. Rosalia Rey Awarded Enid A. Neidle Scholar to Examine Issues Facing Women in Academia

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SEATTLE, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosalia Rey, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor of Restorative Dental Science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, was awarded the 2013 ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, being held March 16-19, in Seattle.

Since 1994, in an effort to promote the advancement of women in dental education, ADEA has provided the opportunity for a full-time woman faculty member with a primary teaching appointment in a predoctoral or an advanced dental education program to explore issues affecting women faculty through a three-month fellowship.

"Dr. Rey will survey the experiences of third-and-fourth year female dental students and study the origins of gender inequality in the dental profession as preparation for developing a curriculum that will give female dental students the tools to challenge gender disparities," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D. "The results of her work will help to change the discriminatory environment that female dental students and professionals often encounter."

The program's fellowship will allow Dr. Rey to spend three months at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, working with the ADEA Policy Center on a range of ADEA activities designed to explore issues facing women faculty, including promotion, advancement, and tenure policies, entry and re-entry into the workforce, child and elder care, women's health, work patterns and advanced education, and research opportunities.

The program honors Enid A. Neidle, former President of ADEA (1985-86). Under her leadership, ADEA adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education.

About the American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.

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About Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is a leader in the consumer oral health and whitening market with LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash, LISTERINE® WHITENING® Quick Dissolving Strips, LISTERINE® WHITENING® Pre-Brush Rinse, REACH® toothbrushes, REACH® floss, and REMBRANDT® tooth whitening products. The Company is committed to improving the well-being and health of all consumers through product innovation and support of organizations including Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Office of Head Start (OHS).

About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit www.adea.org.

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CONTACT: Kellie Bove, 202.289.7201, bovek@adea.org

Source:American Dental Education Association